General Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan Republic (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikası Silahlı Qüvvələri Baş Qərargahı) is the military staff of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. It is the central organ of the Armed Forces Administration and oversees operational management of the armed forces under the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan Republic.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan Republic
Azərbaycan Respublikası Silahlı Qüvvələri Baş Qərargahı
Agency overview
FormedOctober 9, 1991
Jurisdiction Azerbaijani Land Forces
Azerbaijani Air Force
Azerbaijani Navy
HeadquartersBaku, Azerbaijan Republic
Agency executive
  • Najmaddin Sadigov,
    Chief of General Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces;
    Deputy Minister of Defense

The Chief of the General Staff is appointed by the President of Azerbaijan, who is the supreme commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The current Chief of the General Staff is Colonel General Najmaddin Sadigov.[1]

List of Chiefs of Staff

Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (1918−1920)

No. Chief of the General StaffTook officeLeft officeTime in officeRef
1
Salimov, Habib BeyGeneral Major
Habib Bey Salimov
(1881–1920)
1 August 191826 March 1919237 days.
2
Shulkevich, Mammad BeyGeneral Major
Mammad Bey Shulkevich
(1865–1920)
26 March 191910 December 1919259 days.
3
Gaytabashi, Abdulhamid BeyGeneral Major
Abdulhamid Bey Gaytabashi
(1848–1920)
10 December 191928 April 1920140 days[2][3]

For period from 1920 to 1992, see Chief of the General Staff of the Soviet Union.

Azerbaijan Republic (1991−present)

No. Chief of the General StaffTook officeLeft officeTime in officeRef
1
Musayev, ShahinGeneral Major
Shahin Musayev
22 January 1992May 19923 months[4][5]
-
Amirov, RufatColonel
Rufat Amirov
Acting
May 1992May 19920 months.
2
Barshadly, ValehLieutenant General
Valeh Barshadly
(1927–1999)
May 19924 September 19924 months[6][6][7][8]
3
Sadigov, NuraddinLieutenant General
Nuraddin Sadigov
(1935–2009)
4 September 199217 June 1993286 days[9]
-
Amirov, RufatColonel General
Safar Abiyev
(born 1950)
Acting
17 June 19932 November 1993138 days[10]
4
Sadigov, NuraddinColonel General
Najmaddin Sadigov
(born 1956)
2 November 1993Incumbent26 years, 40 days[1]

List of National Advisors on Military Issues to the President of Azerbaijan

List of Chiefs of Azerbaijani Navy

No. Chief of the Azerbaijani NavyTook officeLeft officeTime in office
1
Asgarov, RafigCounter Admiral
Rafig Asgarov
(born 1949)
199119931–2 years
2
Yusifov, FuadCaptain 1st class
Fuad Yusifov
199319995–6 years
3
Sultanov, ShahinVice admiral
Shahin Sultanov
(born 1959)
199925 January 201717–18 years
4
Gumbetov, ZaurCaptain 1st class
Zaur Gumbetov
(born 1959)
25 January 2017Incumbent2 years, 321 days

List of Chiefs of Azerbaijani Air Force

No. Chief of the Azerbaijani Air ForceTook officeLeft officeTime in officeRef
1
Rzayev, RailLieutenant general
Rail Rzayev
(1945–2009)
199311 February 2009 15–16 years.
2
Mehdiyev, AltayMajor general
Altay Mehdiyev
12 May 2009Incumbent10 years, 214 days[11]

See also

References

  1. "N. H. Sadıqov haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN SƏRƏNCAMI" [Decree of President of Azerbaijan on appointment of N.H. Sadigov]. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  2. "Marş, irəli!..." [Forward]. Lent.az. 2008-06-25. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  3. Rustam (2007-06-26). "Silahlı Qüvvələrin yaradılmasından 89 il ötür" [89 years pass since creation of armed forces]. Adalet. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  4. "Ş. X. Musayev haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN SƏRƏNCAMI" [Decree of President of Azerbaijan on Sh. Kh. Musayev]. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  5. "ORDUMUZUN 90 İLLİYİ: AZƏRBAYCANIN MÜDAFİƏ NAZİRLƏRİ, BAŞ QƏRARGAH RƏİSLƏRİ VƏ HƏRBİ DƏNİZ QÜVVƏLƏRİNİN KOMANDANLARI" [90 years anniversary of oura rmy: Ministers of Defense, Chiefs of Staff and Naval Commanders of Azerbaijan]. Retrieved 2010-07-15.
  6. "The Center of Effective Initiatives". Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  7. "Decree of the President of Azerbaijan Republic on V.E. Barshadly". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
  8. ""Doktrina" Jurnalistlərin Hərbi Araşdırmalar Mərkəzi" ["Doctrine" Military Research Center for Journalists]. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
  9. "N. S. Sadıqov haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN FƏRMANI" [Order of President of Azerbaijan on appointment of N.S. Sadigov]. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  10. "D. Q. Rzayev və S. A. Əbiyev haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN FƏRMANI" [Order of President of Azerbaijan on D.Q. Rzayev and S.A. Abiyev]. Archived from the original on 2011-10-09. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  11. "General-mayor Altay Mehdiyev HHQ və HHM qoşunlarının komandanı təyin olunub" [General Major Altay Mehdiyev was appointed the Commander of Azerbaijani Air and Air Defense Force]. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
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